In some parts of the world, “Fishing” is treated as a leisure time activity but in Vermont, it is something more than that. It is given a stature of state sport in here. Plus, it is a great contributor to their economy. For this Father-son duo, their fishing outing turned into something huge that they never expected.

A Record-Breaking Catch

Chase Stokes and his dad was out on a fishing spree. Suddenly, he felt a regular tug on his fishing rod. But the force in the pull was different. With it, he knew that he had got something huge. However, he was unaware of the fact that his gigantic fish would shatter a record. 

A Contributor To Economy

In Vermont, Fishing is a status symbol. All this is possible because of the resources provided by the state for anglers to cast off. As a matter of fact, the fishing activity along with agriculture, hunting and forestry contributes $375 million to the local economy.  

Previously, Records Have Been Shattered

Every aspiring angler wish to catch the biggest fish they can. It is one of the main thing which excites them. In the past various fishermen and women had broke previous Vermont state records in fishing. 

“the queen of the river”

The fish which is mostly caught in this area is carp. It has been described as “the queen of rivers” by English writer Izaak Walton in 1653. And the fish proves his point. The biggest carp fish which was caught in October 2017, weighed 108 pounds. 

The Inspirational Force

Until summer of 2017,  the biggest carp caught in Vermont weighed an impressive 33 pounds.  As far as length of the fish was concerned, it was 35 inches. This record proved to be an inspirational force for junior angler Chase Stokes.  

A Prolific Angler At 11

Stokes first tried his hand at fishing, when he was just 18 months old. The sport had been introduced to him by his mother and father. And, under their aegis, by the time Stokes turned 11 he was already a prolific angler.